Happy 2020! MABioN website sent out automatic notifications for membership renewal to all members last night. I am sure many of you can't wait to pay for the membership fee! Due to the system change last year, there may be some confusion between the "Subscription" and "Membership" tabs in your account page. Please follow the procedure below for membership renewal.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The 16th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium will be held August 3-5, 2020 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. We are currently seeking abstracts for scientific program presentations. The goal of the scientific program is to present a wide array of information that would be of interest to our membership. However, you DO NOT need to be a member to submit abstract and present at the symposium. Based on the feedback of our membership, suggested topics are included below, however, all submissions will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the scientific program.
For current MABioN members who present at the symposium, your name will be entered in a drawing for free 2020 ABSA conference registration. One (1) winner will be chosen at the conclusion of the symposium whose 2020 ABSA conference registration fee will be paid by MABioN*.
*Does not include preconference course fee or any other expenses. Winner must confirm that he/she is planning on attending the upcoming 2020 ABSA conference and has other funding source for all other travel expenses.
- Best Practices vs. Regulatory Compliance vs. Reality, aka Biosafety Program Development & Management
- Biosafety and Emerging Technologies Risk Assessment (Gene Editing Techniques, Novel Equipment Platforms)
- Securing Buy-in and Support for Biosafety Programs
- Animal Biosafety Issues
- Case Studies and Risk Assessments for Specific Agents, Experimental Procedures, etc.
- Respiratory Protection and PPE – Selection, Use, Training
Remember, biosafety presentations at ABSA affiliate meetings may be eligible for CM points!
Please complete the call for papers submission form no later than May 15, 2020.